Urals Girl Joins Army to Serve with Loved One

PERM, April 19 (RIA Novosti) – A girl from the Perm Territory in the Urals made headlines in Russia after she decided to join the Russian Army to serve together with her boyfriend, a local military official said on Friday.

The Acting Chief Enlistment Officer of the Perm Territory, Anatoly Mochalkin, said the 23-year-old girl, Yulia Pankova, decided to sign a military service contract after her fiancé opted to continue his military service at the 76th Guards Air Assault Division based in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov.

“She was found fit for military service,” Mochalkin said. “A military unit has hired her as a nurse and anesthesiologist at the Air Force’s airmobile hospital.”

Pankova has already received a military rank. She will start her military service after completing her exams at a university, where she is an extramural student.


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